- Created: Saturday, 10 August 2019 11:19
- Published: Saturday, 10 August 2019 11:19
- Written by Stephen Shand
Highland Football League
Deveronvale v Huntly
Vale defenders Ross Aitken and Kevin Adams are both suspended and miss the visit of Huntly to Princess Royal Park. Youngster Matthew Beaton is added to the squad.
Huntly will be aiming to gain their first points of the season after narrow defeats to Lossiemouth and Nairn County in their first two fixtures. Former player Craig Dorrat has rejoined the club on a one-year deal.
Forres Mechanics v Brora Rangers
Forres take on Brora in what's sure to be a cracking encounter at Mosset Park. Ryan Farquhar, Ross MacPherson and Owen Paterson are all out with knee injuries, while Scott Miller and James Ross are unavailable. Moray Taylor also misses out with a hand injury.
Greg Morrison is injured and is the only absentee for Brora, who have made a superb start to the season, scoring 24 goals in four goals and conceding none.
Fraserburgh v Clach
Broch face Clach at Bellslea and they will have the same squad available who recorded an excellent win at Formartine last weekend, bar Jamie Beagrie who is suspended.
Clach are on the lookout for a new boss after Brian Macleod stepped down as manager earlier this week due to work and family commitments. Assistant manager Darren Jarvie takes charge of the first team on a temporary basis.
Keith v Buckie Thistle
Keith welcome local rivals Buckie Thistle to Kynoch Park and they'll be without David Dey with a broken wrist. Grant Thompson and Josh Bolton are both unavailable, while Ryan Robertson is struggling and will have a late fitness test. Ryan Spink and Michael selfridge both return to the squad.
Cieran McLean and John McLeod remain out injured for the unbeaten Jags, while Joe McCabe is suspended.
Lossiemouth v Rothes
Lossiemouth host Rothes at Grant Park after having a free week last weekend. Jack MacArthur, Niall Kennedy and Dean McColl remain out injured for the hosts. MacArthur and McColl trained on Thursday night but are not yet ready to return.
Rothes will travel without Steven Anderson and Alan Pollock, who is working his way back to fitness but is making good progress. Jamie Duff is fit again and returns to the squad.
Strathspey Thistle v Fort William
Strathspey lost narrowly at Buckie last weekend and they'll aim to bounce back against Fort William at Seafield Park. John Cameron is added to their squad.
Fort came back down to earth with defeat at home to Locos last time out, and they'll be looking for their first league points of the season at Grantown.
Turriff Utd v Inverurie Locos
Turriff made two excellent additions to their management team this week, with former Cove men Graeme Mathieson and Roy McBain appointed as Assistant Manager and First Team Coach respectively. Their first match is a home clash with Locos.
Locos make the short trip to The Haughs without the influential trio of Neil McLean, Johnny Smith and Chris Angus.
Wick Academy v Formartine Utd
Wick host Formartine at Harmsworth Park and are without Jack Halliday, Jack Henry, Marc Macgregor, Davie Allan and Michael Steven through injury. Craig Gunn is also an injury doubt and will be assed prior to the game. Trialists will again be added to bolster the squad.
Formartine bounced back from defeat to Fraserburgh with a Challenge Cup win at Livingston Under 21s in midweek. They'll aim to continue that form today.